- About University
- FROM VC’S DESK
- Authority Hierarchy
- Governing Bodies
- Twenty Years Strategic Plan
Mid-Western University (MWU) is an autonomous and public institution of higher learning with the mission to serve the people of Nepal and enrich the global learning community by extending the advantages of higher education.
Established by the Government of Nepal with a Parliament Act on June 17, 2010 A. D. under the concept of multi-university system, Mid-Western University is a state supported institution, founded on land donated by the Government of Nepal. The constituent campuses of the University and the Central Administration Office are located in Birendranagar Municipality, in the District of Surkhet, Nepal.
Although Mid-Western University is still in the making and has a long way to go before becoming fully operative, the University gathers a tremendous political support from the existing parties and above all enjoys wide enthusiastic participation and support of the local people. The establishment of Mid-Western University represents the fulfillment of a cherished dream of the people of this area, who particularly showed applaud able example through their contribution to a fundraising program geared up for the establishment of this University.
Moreover, the University also enjoys a strong support from the existing campuses throughout the region: land, property, human resource, and students of the existing Tribhuvan University’s affiliated campuses in the region have been merged under this University.
Aware of these extraordinary and propitious circumstances, the University aims at promoting the advancement of learning and dissemination of knowledge for the overall welfare of the nation.
During the years of study with a variety of dedicated lecturers and researchers, the University aims at helping students to enhance their capacity, promote holistic development of their abilities and personality and bringing them to a deeper understanding of their future role in the society.
The University, in the long run, is dedicated to become a Centre of Academic Excellence in learning, teaching and research. Its primary goal is to set up a culture of learning in the country and to extend and spread the benefits of knowledge by providing access to the overall community at large. The University also aims at establishing a community of scholars, students and staff in which understanding and wisdom can expand and flourish.
Responsive to the particular social and economic context of Nepal as well as the requirements of the international standards in higher education, the University tries to implement academic programs and in-service courses that cater to these needs. Guided by the view to provide quality and job oriented education to the students and link the University system with the community services, programs and courses offered by MU are designed to meet these requirements and standards in every possible area. Academic programs are developed in consultation with civic, educational and business leaders of the community, as well as the appropriate Ministries of the Nepal Government.
The formal journey of the establishment of Mid-Western University is dated form 2052 BS in the leadership of District Development Committee Surkhet. The historical decision was made in the same year by the District Development Committee Federation Nepal held in Dang to establish university in Surkhet.
The university establishment movement was led by then chairperson of DDC Surkhet Mr. Govinda Bahadur Malla and Bal Krishna B.C. After that Mr. Bhushan Kumar Manandhar has been leading as the chairperson of the Mid-Western University establishment committee organized by local people and created pressure to the government by the delegation time and again. Maudagalya Sewa Samaj organized Mahayagya to collect the fund from 2065 Phalgun 27 to Chaitra 4.
Due to the continuous effort and pressure of the people the government was forced to organize three taskforces and their reports:
i) Crew for feasibility Study for the establishment of university in the mid-western region (2059) ;
ii) Crew for primary format Preparation of Mid-Western University (2061) and
iii) taskforce team for preparing the report of proposed Mid-Western University (2064).
These all three taskforce highlighted the need of establishment of Mid-Western University in Surkhet. Ultimately the government formally decided to establish Mid-Western University on 16thPhalgun, 2065.
As per the decision, the act of Mid-Western University was promulgated on 3rd Asar, 2067 B.S. Birendranagar Multiple Campus and Public Science Campus has been formally merged in the Mid-Western University as per the act but Surkhet Campus (Education) has not been merged yet which is still in the process of merging. The university has started semester based programs from winter session of 2069 BS after one year of recruitment of Vice-Chancellor.
In this globe of the diversity, multicultural as well as multidimensional practices have been in existence and the university aims to address this computational world with relevancy of presence. Mid-western University is to fulfill its' responsibility of making higher education accessible to the people of this region and the globe. People who contributed in establishing this university a centre of Academic Excellence are highly honored. Guided by the view to provide quality and job oriented education to the students, academic programs and courses offered by MU are designed in a way to meet these requirements and standards in every possible area.
Mid-Western University is an autonomous institution whose mission is to expand the advantages of higher education to the people of Nepal and the overall learning community, in its role as a Centre for the advancement, dissemination and use of knowledge.
The Mission of Mid-Western University can be articulated into four dimensions which define the University as a:
- A Centre of Academic Excellence that promotes quality education with the highest academic standards;
- A source for creation and dissemination of knowledge through teaching, research and creative inquiry;
- A powerful engine for promoting collective transformation, meaningful enhancement of the society, economic growth and sustainable development of the nation and the global learning community;
- A resource for community service and outreach, international initiative and cooperation.
In line with these principles, the University aims at becoming a Centre of Academic Excellence that promotes the production and dissemination of knowledge, as well as the implementation of research findings for the benefit of the overall community.
Recognizing the international character of modern higher education, the University aims in fact at maintaining programs and standards which are fully comparable with any similar system of higher learning, thereby making it possible for promising Nepali students to obtain quality higher education without going abroad.
The highest aspiration of the University is to provide quality education in a way that promotes the holistic development of the students’ abilities and personality, enhances the knowledge of the youth in a spirit of understanding, universally shared principles and dedication for best serving the common good.
The University strives to educate students to become committed citizens by increasing their problem solving, leadership and teamwork abilities, and inspiring in them the value of societal commitment, ethical behavior and respect for others. As education shapes human life and the type of society we live in, improving the quality of life for everyone in the nation represents an essential commitment for Mid-Western University.
Understanding that a major motivation for students to attend a university is the preparation for a future profession and career, the University aims at bridging the world of thoughts and ideas with the world of practice and action, by preparing skilled and qualified students that are able to assume responsible positions in the society and actively contribute to the national development.
To enhance the educational standards, Mid-Western University aims at establishing fruitful partnership and collaboration with universities and higher education institutions of international reputation, for the overall welfare of both the academic faculty members and students. The Institution encourages the active participation of its community members in exchange programs and their contribution in joint research projects. To this regards, Mid-Western University intends to set up in the near future credit transfer schemes for facilitating the recognition of academic activities among its partner universities.
The University strives to achieve these ends by pursuing the advantages of a culturally diverse and newly emerging academic Institution, open to the exchange of ideas where discovery, creativity, and personal and professional development can flourish.
Mid-Western University strives to be a Centre of Academic Excellence in teaching and scholarship, at the service of the people of Nepal and the global learning community, by promoting a culture based on dedicated teaching, continuous learning, creativity and cutting-edge research, with the highest academic standards.
This Vision reflects the Mission of the University to expand the advantages of quality higher education to the people of State No. 6 of Nepal to the nation and the broader global learning community, in its role as a Center for the advancement, dissemination and use of knowledge.
Mid-Western University holds in fact the ambitious vision to shape the Academic Identity of the whole State No. 6 and the country in general. The Institution considers itself as an agent of socio-cultural transformation and powerful engine for economic growth, innovation and sustainable development of the State No. 6, the country and the world that the University serves.
“Dedication, devotion, determination and discipline are the keys to develop and sustain professionalism”.
Welcome to Mid-Western University!!
It’s my remarkable pleasure to present you the Mid-Western University as a destination of excellent academic institution. The Government of Nepal incorporated this university under the promulgation of Mid-Western University Act in 2010.
Mid-Western University is a newly recognized institution by the joint effort of local people of Mid-Western region in general and Surkhet in particular to impart quality and sustainable education with the concept of regional balance in educational opportunities.
Mid-Western University in the speculation of government of Nepal for making accessible opportunity of quality education to general public in Arts, Science, Law, Management, Education, Technology and other Vocational subjects; to operate higher level educational institutions through the maximum participation of private sectors in higher education in order to enhance quality and standard of education on competitive basis as per multi-university concept and to make academic and educational atmosphere of the country more fair, disciplined and result-oriented.
Having aim of expanding the intellectual and professional horizons of our students by promoting global engagement at large and preparing them for careers, leadership and lifelong learning in a changing world.
Mid-Western University is committed to become a Center of Academic Excellence in learning, teaching and research guided by the view to provide worth and job oriented education to the students; Intensifying high quality academic programs and courses offered by Mid-Western University are designed in a way to meet these requirements and standards in every possible area.
Let’s join hands and move together for the development of the global culture of academia.
Thanking you all !
Prof. Upendra Kumar Koirala, MBA, Ph.D
- University Senate
- Service Commission
- Academic Council
- Executive Council
- Appellate Commission
- Planning and Development Council
- Quality and Assurance Committee
- Faculty Boards
- Examination Committee
The University Senate (US) is the supreme governing and decision-making body of the University. Among its functions, the Senate formulates and approves the policies of the University, provides guidance to the University and its bodies, and decides and evaluates about academic programs. The Senate also determines and awards degrees to be conferred by the university, fixes the number of teachers, administrative staff, and employees as well as terms and condition of their services. It discusses and approves annual budget proposals and audit reports of the University as well as examines and approves the annual reports of the bodies under the University.
Mid-Western University Senate consists of several members. The Chancellor of the University, the Hon’ble Prime Minister of Nepal, is the Chairperson of the University Senate, while the Pro-Chancellor, the Hon’ble Minister of Education, is the Vice Chairperson. The Vice Chancellor and the Registrar, together with Deans and representatives of the academic faculty, sit in the University Senate along with ex-officio members, university authorities, educationists and representatives of student’s organizations, businesspersons, donors and trustees.
The Service Commission (SC) is responsible for determining the selection of teaching staff based on the examination of the qualification of each candidate presented for nomination. In consultation with the Executive Council and the Deans of the various faculties, the Service Commission recommends the candidates for approval by the Vice-Chancellor, appoints and recommends the rank to be assigned to new teachers and authorizes their promotion and further advancement based on their academic records
The Academic Council (AC) is the guardian of academic policies, rules and regulations of the University. It advises the Vice Chancellor of academic affairs and deals with all the matters pertaining to academic policies, rules and regulations of the University. Thus, it is the main educational and academic authority of the University.
The Academic Council assists the University in conducting and managing its educational, academic and research operations, makes decisions on educational policies and practices regarding curricula, teaching, examinations and research. The Council sets up and maintains the learning and teaching standards of the University in terms of curricula and quality of teaching materials, determines the types of examinations, methods of evaluations, size of the classes, and regulates admission requirements, qualifications and eligibility of students’ admission. All approved recommendations become effective on ratification of the Executive Council.
The Academic Council consists of eleven Members while the Vice Chancellor chairs the Council. Representatives from amongst the chairpersons, campus chiefs, teaching staff and highly renowned scholars are appointed by the Chairperson of the Academic Council.
The Executive Council (EC) is the executive body of the University which implements the decisions and directives of the Senate. The EC is concerned with all issues that pertain to the administrative areas of the University, such as preparing and presenting annual budgets and programs, progresses and audited reports. It is responsible for formulating rules, regulations and other resolutions for running the University smoothly. The Council appoints and promotes teachers and employees as required by the University on recommendation of the Service Commission. It also determines fees structures and schemes of the students.
The Executive Council consists of four members. The Vice Chancellor chairs the EC meetings along with the participation of a representative among the deans and a representative from the teachers, while the Registrar functions as member secretary of the Council.
The Appellate Commission (AC) has a judicial mission as its primary function is to hear complaints and resolve disputes of teaching staff and administrative personnel against decisions of University Service Commission. The decisions of the Commission are binding. However, in case of dissatisfaction with the decisions of Appellate Commission, appellants may approach the Supreme Court for a final verdict.
The Planning and Development Council is responsible for supervising the overall University development strategy by coordinating projects involving substantial capital development of the University and raising of necessary capital resources.
The Council promotes relations with the overseas community, in an effort to ensure their support for various projects of the University. It monitors the status of funded projects , prepares audit reports requested by funding agencies and provides assistance to faculties, departments and individual teachers in preparing proposals for sponsored academic programs and research projects. The Council plans long term development strategy of the University, makes proposals on budgetary and financial matters, and undertakes studies on the sources of funds for planning and development.
The Planning and Development Council consists of various representatives amongst senior teachers, Campus Chiefs, teaching and highly renowned scholars. In particular. the three representatives from amongst the senior teachers will be appointed by the Vice Chancellor of MU. Finally, the Planning Council is accountable to the Vice-chancellor.